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Exercise while on holiday by turning your hotel room into a gym

Keep fit while on the move with everyday objects in your hotel room using our video tutorial.

Hotels are a haven of luxurious amenities to pamper and suit your lifestyle.

On top of fine dining offerings, spas and wellness centres, many have fitness centres to keep you in top shape even when you're in holiday mode.

Suffice to say though that not all hotels or other forms of accommodation are made equal. Some won't include a gym or will limit its opening hours and if you find yourself in this situation, you actually don't have to leave your accommodation to keep fit.

Our video details a few workout moves you can do with furniture and space in your hotel room that you can incorporate into an easy exercise circuit.

Some of them are so low-key, you can do them practically anywhere you have a clear wall and clear space of floor.


Five quick workout moves for your hotel work-out

Squats: Whether it's an unassisted squat or a jumping squat, all you need is a clear floor to perform this. Do reps of 10 of each to get the heart pumping.

Sit ups: The open floor is perfect for sit ups. If you need some weight on your feet, you can tuck them under something like your bed.

Push ups: Inclined and declined push ups can be done using the edge of the bed. The inclined push up has your hands on the edge of the bed and your feet on ground while the declined push up has your feet on the edge of the bed (toes downward) and your hands on the ground.

Leg raises: Most hotel rooms have a chair that you can use to do simple leg raises. Turn the chair with the seat toward you and plant both your hands on the edge of the seat. Then, raise each leg as high as you can one after the other keeping them as straight as you can.

Weighted squats: If you have a backpack or suitcase, you can increase the intensity of your workout by using it as a weight. For example, you can do goblet squats and presses by holding the bag close to your chest, squatting and when coming back up to standing, raising the bag above your head.


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